Inotropic Treatment With Levosimendan (SimdaxR)in Heart Surgery

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Recruitment Status : Terminated (The study was stopped due to difficulties in including patients)
First Posted : October 14, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2010
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Ullevaal University Hospital

Brief Summary:
Hypothesis: Treatment with levosimendan will preserve myocardial function and hemodynamics after cardiac surgery and lead to reduced stay at intensive care unit

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Heart Failure Cardiac Surgery Drug: levosimendan Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
Single center, prospective, randomized parallel-group, double-blinded study

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 23 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Inotropic Treatment With Levosimendan (SimdaxR)in Heart Surgery
Study Start Date : January 2003
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2008

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MedlinePlus related topics: Heart Surgery

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: 1: Type of surgery
Two types of patients are compared (placebo vs levosimendan): CABG - coronary artery bypass grafting and AVR - aortic valve replacement (either with or without CABG - coronary artery bypass grafting)
Drug: levosimendan
levosimendan 0.1 microgram/kg/min) for 24 hours
Other Name: Type of surgery

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Need for inotropic agents or IABP (intra aortal balloon pump) [ Time Frame: jan 2003 - dec 2008 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Biochemical, echocardiographic data, Gated SPECT (single photon emission gated tomography) data, laser Doppler data, 24 hour ECG (electrocardiogram) data and clinical "all round" data. [ Time Frame: jan 2003-dec 2008 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • EF (ejection fraction)<40%

Exclusion Criteria:

  • renal failure, liver failure

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01221116

Dept. of Cardiothoracic Anesthesia, Ullevål University Hospital
Oslo, Norway, 0407
Sponsors and Collaborators
Ullevaal University Hospital
Principal Investigator: Knut A Kirkebøen, MD, PhD Ullevaal University Hospital

Responsible Party: Ullevaal University Hospital, Knut Arvid Kirkebøen Identifier: NCT01221116     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: INSI-study
First Posted: October 14, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 2, 2010
Last Verified: January 2003

Keywords provided by Ullevaal University Hospital:
coronary artery disease,
aortic stenosis,
heart failure

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Failure
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents
Cardiotonic Agents
Phosphodiesterase Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Vasodilator Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs